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How is Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor Fund (VUSTX) Performing?


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Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor Fund  (VUSTX - MF report) a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) was incepted in May 1986 and is managed by the Vanguard Group. VUSTX's main objective is to seek a high level of current income and preserve investors' principal. VUSTX invests at least 85% of its assets in long-term bonds whose interest and principal payments are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. At least 65% of VUSTX's assets will always be invested in U.S. Treasury securities. VUSTX maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of between 15 and 30 years.

The Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Investor fund, managed by Vanguard Group, carries an expense ratio of 0.20%. Moreover, VUSTX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VUSTX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 11.9% and 5 year 7.4%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here.

VUSTX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 2% over the past 1 year, in the top 2% over the past 3 years, and in the 3% over the past 5 years.

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